Break the Silence: A Symposium on the 50th anniversary of MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam”

April 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Georgetown University
37th St NW & O St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Georgetown University's Program on Justice and Peace and Center for Social Justice
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Georgetown University’s Program on Justice and Peace and Center for Social Justice invite you to an all-day event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence.” What is the role of the University in breaking the silence on what Dr. King described as the “giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism”?

For more information and speakers’ bios, visit this page.

Advanced registration required.

12:00pm Listening to Dr. King’s Speech / Lunch / Community Gathering in Healey Family Student Center Social Room

1:00pm Presentation by Dr. Andre Keet, University of the Free State, South Africa – The University as a Site of Social Transformation in Healey Family Student Center Social Room

2:00pm Presentation by Dr. David Ragland, Truth Telling Project: A Truth Initiative for Ferguson and Beyond in Healey Family Student Center Social Room

3:00pm All invited to Chaplain’s Tea in Healy Foyer hosted by Campus Ministry and Center for Social Justice

3:45pm Prayer for Peace, Economic Justice, and Racial Equality with Campus Ministry and guest, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou in Dahlgren Quad

4:15pm Break

7:00pm Dialogue among Black Lives Matter Activists and Civil Rights Activists (will be video-recorded) – Gaston Hall in Healy Hall *** This event will have ASL interpretation. *** moderated by Professor Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History

Mandy Carter, April Goggans, Anthony Grimes, Sekou Mgbozi Abdullah Odinga, Dave Ragland, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, and Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons (bios here)

This event is sponsored by Georgetown University’s Office of President’s Let Freedom Ring! Initiative, the Office of the Provost, and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS).

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